What will I learn?

The Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Research (GCITR) offers a pathway to higher-level research in information technology. This course is for high achieving students who have completed a relevant undergraduate and coursework masters degree but do not have a research component required to be eligible to apply for a research degree.

GCITR Students will undertake research methodology training and carry out an independent research project on a selected topic. They will work closely with a supervisor who will provide the student with individual guidance and academic counselling. The GCITR will consist of 4 units that can be completed in half a year. The Certificate will only be offered as part of a package with a conditional offer to enter the FIT Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Philosophy.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Information Technology



Study options

Full Time (6 months)

Tuition fees
A$21,400.00 (US$ 15,270) per year
Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 24 July 2023


Monash University

Clayton Campus,

Wellington Road,



3800, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An Australian bachelor degree with at least 50 percent average, or equivalent qualification approved by the faculty.

For international students

An undergraduate degree (equivalent to an Australian degree) and a Masters coursework degree at a recognised tertiary institution in information technology or related discipline with an overall average or at least 75% across all units.

English entry requirements

Level A

IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.0, Reading 6.0, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0

Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 50, Reading 50, Speaking 50 and Writing 50

TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 and Writing 21

Paper-based TOEFL 550 Test of written English: 4.5

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 176 No skill score below 169
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 176 No skill score below 169

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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